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Chakri dynasty

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House of Chakri
Emblem of the House of Chakri
The royal emblem
Founded6 April 1782; 242 years ago (1782-04-06)
FounderRama I
Current headRama X
TitlesKing of Siam (1782–1949)
King of Thailand (1949–present)
Estate(s)Kingdom of Thailand
Cadet branches131 cadet houses (91 royal and 40 viceregal)

The Chakri dynasty is a royal family in Thailand. It's also known as the Rattanakosin dynasty. The Chakri dynasty began in 1782, with King Rama I becoming its first king.[1]

History[change | change source]

King Rama I established the Chakri dynasty. He transferred Thailand's capital from Thonburi to Bangkok.

Present Day[change | change source]

The Chakri Dynasty's current ruler is king Vajiralongkorn. He is also known by the name King Rama X. Following his father's death, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, he was crowned king in 2016.[2]

Reference[change | change source]

  1. Reid, Anthony (2015). A History of Southeast Asia: Critical Crossroads. John Wiley & Sons. p. 215. ISBN 9780631179610. Archived from the original on 6 February 2023. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  2. "King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand is crowned in elaborate ceremony". theguardian.com. 4 May 2019. Archived from the original on 12 August 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2019.